Valentine’s Day Cupcakes 

I love baking cupcakes. They’re super easy & you can customize them to suit any occasion. These cute little vanilla ones with their pale pink frosting & little gummy hearts are perfect for someone special.

So get your aprons at the ready, dig out your mixing bowls, and…..on your marks, get set, go! Happy Baking!

🖤

xoxo 💋

love, dee

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Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees & line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set flour mix aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs & sugar until pale & fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla & oil and mix until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low & add half of the flour mixture, mix until incorporated.
  6. Add half of the buttermilk & mix until incorporated.
  7. Repeat with remaining flour mix & buttermilk, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed. Batter will be thick.
  8. Pour batter into lined cupcake tin. Fill to about 1/2 full.
  9. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick in the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin for a couple minutes, then remove. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe with frosting and decorate with a little heart gummy.

Frosting:

  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Pound Confectioners Sugar (Icing Sugar), sifted
  • 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pink Gel Colouring

Directions:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter on high until light and fluffy.
  2. Reduce speed to low & gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla & salt.
  3. With a toothpick add a tiny bit of pink gel colouring to the frosting & beat until smooth.
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her

As Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought I would share some things on the top of my list with you. There are loads of über pink & girly gift guides out there, mine is more dark & sexy (as that’s just the sort of things that I love!) so hopefully it will be perfect for all of the girlie girls with a dark side out there…


1. Jo Malone Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle | $80.00

2. Heart Shaped Umbrella | $40.00

3. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour – 538 Gris Obscur | $40.00

4. Charbonnel Et Walker Flavoured Truffles – Dark Chocolate Champagne | $40.00

5. Diptyque Baies Black Candle | $124.00

6. Agent Provocateur Luna Camisole & Brief | $360.00

7. Agent Provocateur Molly Kimono | $205.00

8. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Swarovski Edition Eau de Parfum | $410.00

9. Ted Baker ‘Rosamm’ Cosmetics Case | $60.00

10. Olivia Burton Big Dial Leather Strap Watch | $170.00

What do you think of my picks?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her


I love Valentine’s Day. The fact that there’s a day dedicated to relationships and making sure your other half knows just how special you are to them.

To be fair, it shouldn’t take a holiday to make your significant other feel loved/special…but hey, this is an excuse to go a little overboard.

I put together a wishlist of some lovely gifts any girl would love to have. Some of them are definitely luxury items – a girl can dream!

 

Diptyque ‘Rosaviola’ Candle – Diptyque Paris – $67

Charlotte Tilbury ‘The Ingénue Lip Kit’ – Charlotte Tilbury – $85

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil – Jo Malone London – $65

Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles – Saks Fifth Avenue – $24

Michael Kors Rose Gold-Tone Stud Earring Set – Michael Kors – $150

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum – Sephora – $88

Agent Provocateur Xiah Bra & Panties – Agent Provocateur – $1080

Givenchy Antigona Medium Sugar Satchel Bag in Light Pink – FarFetch – $2600

Agent Provocateur Amelea Camisole & Panties – Agent Provocateur – $475

 

When in doubt, a gorgeous bouquet of roses is always perfect.

Which is your favourite? I’m lusting after that Givenchy bag the most, oh the pain!

 

xoxo💋

love, dee

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